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Charges dismissed against JC man accused of killing mother, having sex with corpse

June 24th, 2013 11:21 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

Charges dismissed against JC man accused of killing mother, having sex with corpse

Codey Miller in a previous court appearance. (Press file photo)

A Washington judge this morning tossed out charges against a man accused of killing his mother and having sex with her corpse four years ago as a teenager.

Codey Miller was charged with first-degree murder and abuse of a corpse for the May 2009 strangulation death of his mother, 36-year-old Sherry Cooper. Investigators and prosecutors also say he had sex with his mother’s corpse then dumped her into a large trash can to be picked up by sanitation workers.

This morning, the case against Miller was dismissed. Authorities said his co-defendant, Christopher Johnson, apparently absconded from probation.

Read more at the Johnson City Press.

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